I've been baking bells.
Yes, you read that right. I've been baking bells.
Cheap dollar store jingle bells to be exact. I took those brand new shiny bells and made them look old and grubby.
A tray just coming out of the oven. This is actually the second batch. The first ones I did were an antique white with cinnamon sprinkled on.
You mix glue with the paint color of your choice, sprinkle on some cinnamon and then pop them in the oven until they're dry, flip them over and do the other side
The cinnamon makes them look a bit rusty. Now I know not everyone is fond of the look of rust but it works for primitive and rustic crafting.
These will eventually be used in various other projects.